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When I decided to embark on a new business venture many people asked, “why dog car seats?” Here is the continuation of the story.
Introducing Tucker! (Another inspiration)
In the summer of 2016, my husband and I were ready to expand our family, by four paws of course. We decided to get another dog to give Minnie a companion. We got Tucker as a puppy and he was cute as ever. He has a wild and rambunctious spirit, is fiercely loyal, all while being incredibly loving.
Since we took Minnie with us wherever we went, it was only natural that Tucker also came. We were now driving all over town with two pups in the car. On most trips, I would end up at some point begging my husband to get the dogs under control. Either one or both was always moving from my lap to his, whining, and an overall huge distraction.
One incident I specifically remember was, Tucker was on my lap and I was pulling out of my driveway. As I turned my wheel it was stuck and wouldn’t budge. I kept trying to turn it and but to no avail. It all happened so fast. When I looked down I realized Tucker had stuck his head in my wheel! I’m in the middle of the road, struggling with the wheel and trying to get him free. (Stressful!) I pulled over and checked his neck to make sure he was okay.
It was after this that I knew there had to be a solution for my crazy dogs in the car.
I couldn’t believe the incredible distraction they were to me. I wondered if other people had stories or experienced something similar. So off to Google I went, to see what I could find.
This is when I discovered that there is a real danger to driving with an unrestrained pet. Although we love them dearly, they are unpredictable and can cause distracted driving as well as preventable accidents.
I saw an opportunity to not only keep my own family safe but to spread the word and keep others safe too.
This is how the creation of Safe and Sound Hound began!
Don't forget this is an article series, two of three, so be sure to come back and check out article three!